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Hot weather and uneven yields will make baling especially challenging this year, says provincial forage specialist.

Hot weather doesn’t help when it comes to baling

Uneven yields up the risk of mouldy, heated feed, while leaf loss increases when the temperature soars

This year is going to be a challenge deciding when to bale hay, says provincial beef and forage specialist Barry Yaremcio. “With yield differences in a field, areas with a low yield will be dry and ready to bale while areas of that field with higher yield potential may need more time to dry and […] Read more

Tips for making hay during fall’s cool, damp weather

Fall is less than an ideal time for putting up forage, so the goal should be to salvage what 
can be salvaged and feed it quickly

Time is of the essence when putting up forage under less-than-ideal moisture conditions. “Cool and wet fall weather is great for pasture recovery and for easing forages into dormancy, but not so good for drying hay,” says Linda Hunt, forage specialist with the Alberta Ag-Info Centre in Stettler. “It’s not uncommon for fall conditions in […] Read more